Friday: Eagles basketball aims for championship and Carson’s departure

Happy Friday, Oak Park. Here’s what you need to know to wrap-up your week and begin your weekend:

Last week: Eagles basketball advances to finals

After defeating Buena Park High School in the CIF Division 3AA Playoffs, Oak Park will take on Bonita High School tonight in the championship game. The game will take place at Honda Center in Anaheim.


This week: Mock SAT and Barbershop

The mock SAT is Saturday March 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in classroom G9. Students are encouraged to attend.

The Barbershop Mania event is tonight, March 4 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Pavilion. Students from all grade levels will be performing.


Next week: ‘Mary Poppins’

The spring musical, “Mary Poppins” will be performed from Thursday March 10 to Saturday March 12. There will be performances on Thursday to Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. with an additional performance on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are sold online or in the box office. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for seniors and $18 for adults.


Beyond Oak Park: Carson departs GOP field

After leading the pack of GOP candidates in November, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson announced that he is dropping out of the race. While he did not formally endorse any of the remaining candidates, he defended Donald Trump, saying that Republicans should unite around the eventual nominee.

More Beyond Oak Park:

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